I'm trying to do create a delete function in my web API class. I had problems earlier with using the Put and Patch Http messages since these were being linked to WebDAV. After changing this the Patch and Put worked but the Delete is giving me issues.

Here is my class:

[RoutePrefix("api/Account")]
public class AccountController : ApiController
{
     //private AuthRepository _repo = null;
    Orchestrate.Net.Orchestrate orchestrate = new Orchestrate.Net.Orchestrate("0b42c04c-0d70-4da8-a3c1-2036882369d0");

[..rest of class here..]

// DELETE: api/account/5
[AllowAnonymous]
[HttpDelete]
public void Delete(string username)
{
   orchestrate.Delete("users", username, true);
}

}

I've tried:

  • several different variants of the method delete by using an int as identifier, using IHttpActionResult
  • Changing the web.config
  • Adding a route definition on the Delete method itself

When browsing the web i've found that many people have troubles with their Web.Config file but mine seems to be fine. Here is the part everybody is talking about.

  <system.webServer>
    <modules>   <remove name="WebDAVModule"/> </modules>
    <handlers>
      <remove name="ExtensionlessUrlHandler-Integrated-4.0" />
      <remove name="OPTIONSVerbHandler" />
      <remove name="TRACEVerbHandler" />
      <remove name="WebDAV" />
      <add name="ExtensionlessUrlHandler-Integrated-4.0" path="*." verb="GET,HEAD,POST,DEBUG,PUT,DELETE,PATCH,OPTIONS" type="System.Web.Handlers.TransferRequestHandler" preCondition="integratedMode,runtimeVersionv4.0" />
    </handlers>   
   </system.webServer>

And here is my request:

DELETE http://localhost:41021/api/account/JoopSloop HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:41021
Connection: keep-alive
Accept: application/json, text/plain, */*
Origin: http://localhost:48898
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.95 Safari/537.36
Authorization: Bearer -AqDRUMrrBNGICNUGIiSn0-gxTBUzElKupPPO9m1bCj0KHA9Z74vnOrPCxU-sTAWlfymTCDD3WGdFETC0-20zXOVSB7aStVHtCFrr-u9zogsUWfdiSicNzZQE3xrbyiFTB71GuwFjchx8xHIFI_6qHB26E2EKITwlFSi7X7p-lo6WWd4Z12SdL02ZxOI1wyZ8MQiXN47X6ZvuDKC6B_rJGQ2qh5p8pA8quZ0p8TvDLrPG6IuXv1U8jjS1iZCTVXO
Referer: http://localhost:48898/
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, sdch
Accept-Language: nl-NL,nl;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4

The response is this:

{"message":"The requested resource does not support http method 'DELETE'."}

So I'm starting to get pretty desperate here..

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